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    Enlightenment Alternatives

    Enlightenment is described as 'is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create beautiful user interfaces with much less work than doing it the old fashioned way and fighting with traditional toolkits, not to mention a traditional' and is a popular Desktop Environment in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Enlightenment for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Windows, Linux Mobile and Ubuntu Kylin. Most alternatives are Desktop Environments and Window Managers. The best alternative is KDE Plasma, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Enlightenment are Xfce (Free, Open Source), GNOME (Free, Open Source), Cinnamon (Free, Open Source) and MATE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 23, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    Enlightenment is not just a window manager for Linux/X11 and others, but also a whole suite of libraries to help you create...
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    1. Plasma is a cross-device work environment by the KDE Community where trust is put on the user's capacity to best define their own workflow and preferences.
    2. Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free software desktop environment for Unix and other Unix-like platforms, such as Linux, Solaris and BSD. It aims to be fast and lightweight, while still being visually appealing and easy to use.

    3. GNOME 3 has been designed from the ground up to help you have the best possible computing experience. Learn about what it has to offer.
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      munteanzeno Fully featured, but requires more ram.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    4. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to GNOME 2. The underlying technology is forked from GNOME Shell.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • FreeBSD
      • OpenIndiana
      • GhostBSD
      Many users of GNOME 2 dislike GNOME 3. MATE is a fork of the good old GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

    5. The "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" is an extremely fast-performing and energy-saving desktop environment.
    6. Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows. Its goal is to develop a desktop experience that increases productivity and advances current technology standards.
    7. Budgie Desktop is a feature-rich, modern desktop.
    8. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the .
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Ubuntu
      • Deepin
      DDE (Deepin Desktop Environment) is a Desktop Environment (DE) written in Qt for Deepin.
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